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ES0810  A Hot Spot under Yellowstone

In addition to Hawaii, other locations on Earth are situated above hot spots in the mantle. Some of these hot spots currently have continents over them. One such hot spot is under the North American Plate, at the location of Yellowstone National Park.

  !   Click the dots to see evidence of a hot spot under Yellowstone National Park, then answer question 10 below.

Chuck Wicks, USGS
Shaded relief map of Yellowstone National Park

10. What evidence is there of a hot spot currently under Yellowstone National Park?


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